Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr., better known as Al Sharpton is an American Baptist Minister, talk show host and civil rights activist. Whose net worth is $500,000.
He makes occasional guest appearances on cable news Tv and hosts the radio talk show, Keepin It Real. Apart from hosting talk shows, he also has several businesses.
|Real Name||Alfred Charles Sharpton Jnr.|
|Nickname||The Rev Al|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York|
|Birthday||3rd October 1954|
|Occupation||Baptist Bishop, Civil Rights Activist and Talk Show host|
Career Beginnings and Breakthrough
He was once in the running for a Democratic Presidential candidate nominee in 2004. He started hosting MSNBC’s nightly talk show, Politics Nation, which now airs on Sunday mornings.
Sharpton Jnr attended Brooklyn college after graduating from Samuel J Tilden High School. He, however, dropped out of college after only two years.
He was James Brown’s tour manager for over six years from 1973 to 1980. He sees James Brown as a father. That is after he was the director for youth on Shirley Chisholm’s presidential bid of 1972.
How Does Al Sharpton Net Worth Reach?
Al Sharpton’s net worth as far as 2020 stands at $500,000. He earns most of his money as a talk show host on tv and radio.
He also earns some amount as a Baptist minister and the various businesses he owns.
Income Per Session
Alfred was born on third October 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, to Ada and Alfred Sharpton Snr. That makes him 65 years old as of today.
He grew up in the neighborhood of Brownsville in Brooklyn, New York. At the tender age of four, he preached his first sermon and went on a tour with gospel music singer Mahalia Jackson.
Al Sharpton stands at a height of five feet and ten inches. He weighs 65 kilograms. He was once obese, weighing over 140 kilograms, but rallied to cut his weight by over half in 2014.
Sharpton married his first wife, Kathy Jordan, in 1980 after meeting her in 1971 while on a James Brown tour. They, however, separated early in 2004. They have two children from the marriage Dominique and Ashley.
He married Marsha Tinsley but then was controversially involved with Aisha McShaw in 2013. Aisha claimed to be his girlfriend.
Social Media Presence
Alfred Sharpton has a social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His account on Twitter is dubbed @TheRevAl and has over five hundred thousand followers.
Interesting Facts About Al Sharpton
- He’s had an assassination attempted on him. In 1991 he was stabbed on a schoolyard where he was arranging for a protest. He, however, escaped with only a few injuries.
- Up to 2014, he was obese and weighed over 140 kilograms. He decided to go on a diet in a bid to cut his weight. His strict diet and daily workouts have him now on just 65 kilograms.
- He has had a few cameos in films like Cold Feet, Bamboozled, and Malcolm X.